According to the Eugene Police Department, Roe V. Ten people were arrested Friday night in Eugene, Oregon, during a demonstration called the “Night of Rage” in response to the verdict on Wade.
The detainees ranged in age from 18 to 29, the report said. Nine people were charged with disorderly conduct, and one of them was charged with resisting arrest. Police said another demonstrator was accused of being harassed.
Demonstrators started gathering in front of a medical building in Downtown in the city at 9:30 pm on Friday night, police said. Protesters wore black clothes, masks and hoods, and they also had their backs, police said.
Police said the crowd increased to more than 75 people who forgot the road and vehicles. According to the release, at one point protesters were seen throwing rocks or other objects. An unidentified man also reportedly threw smoke bombs at police officers.
Police said the crowd became rowdy and hostile as they did not comply with the road cleaning order.
The department called in additional sources, including the Springfield Police Department and the Department of Homeland Security, according to police.
When blocking the path of the essential route for the first respondents, the officers used chemical-free pepper pellets – a pepper-spray projectile – in the crowd. At the time, the crowd was low-key.
Police did not say if there were any injuries at the time, and it is not known if the detainees remain in custody until Saturday afternoon.
There were protests all over the United States around the SCOTUS decision Mostly quiet.
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